A new study shows that drinking coffee may prevent kidney stones.

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

“Our findings show that going from, for example, one cup a day to 1.5 cups per day, reduces the risk of kidney stones by 40 percent,” study co-author Susanna C. Larsson, PhD, said in a press release. “Our findings strongly suggest that regular coffee consumption reduces the risk of kidney stone formation.”

A kidney stone is a hard object made from chemicals in the urine. After formation, the stone may stay in the kidney or travel down the urinary tract into the ureter. More than half a million people go to emergency rooms for kidney stone problems every year.

My dad has suffered with kidney stones over the last several decades. He also doesn’t drink coffee. Don’t be like my dad. 🙂